An article has been published by reviewers from the US, examining the use of mobile phone text messages to deliver self-management support for people with long-term conditions.
A meta-review of 11 systematic reviews was conducted. Mobile phone text messaging was found to improve adherence to appointments and antiretroviral therapy, short-term smoking cessation and specific clinical and behavioural outcomes.
The study authors conclude that mobile phones and SMS show promise as a technology to deliver self-management interventions. Although there was large variation in the quality of the reviews and the studies included within them.
More information about the article can be found here.